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Gale, Ron. (2003). People Swimming near Sea Birds on Michaelmas Cay, Part of the Great Barrier Reef, 1987, Collection reference: 7435 Ron and Ngaire Gale Collection.
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Queensland stories

Access stories and resources about Queensland over several decades.

 Bundaberg Rum Distillery, 5 January 2014
Spotlight on Queensland’s business history
Iconic Queensland businesses and celebrated leaders recognised for their contribution to the state’s development and economy since separation.
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Three ladies gathered around an old fashioned radio
Listen to extraordinary voices of Queensland and discover entertaining, compelling and unexpected stories.
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Queensland buildings, 160 years on
Queensland buildings, 160 years on
Explore the diverse breadth of work delivered by the Department of Public Works across Queensland, 1862 - 2022.
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Looking out over a Queensland scene, a house in the distance and banana frond waving in the foreground
John Oxley Library blog
Connect to the blog stories and research articles highlighting more about Queensland’s interesting past and documented history.
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Family arriving for a backyard picnic
Moving images
Explore home movies created by amateur film makers keen to document their family’s experiences and events as they happened in decades past.
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An image of 74 Queen Street Goodna added to the Corley calendar and sold to the home owner in 70s
The Corley collection
The Frank and Eunice Corley collection of 61,000 digitised house images records the social history of Queensland streets, suburbs and towns during the 70s.
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Vessels [work of art], artists’ book by Adele Outteridge, 2004, Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland
This is not a book?
Explore some of the unique artists’ book collection from the State Library of Queensland exhibited on Google Arts and Culture.
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Researchers Matthew Wengert and Louise Martin-Chew explore an item from the collections of the John Oxley Library.
Research Reveals
We invite you to listen to the Fellows talking about their research projects, uncovering more about Queensland history.
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Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, June 12, 1930
The Queenslander, illustrated cover designs 1899-1939
Browse the unique collection of coloured pages featured in the weekly supplement by year, subject or artist.
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Jumping for joy, Bulimba, Queensland, 1918
People and places across Queensland
Discover more about Queensland through the images shared on Flickr Commons, the curated sets bringing the past into focus.
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Railway Station Estate, Cleveland, showing a plan of allotments to be sold 9th September 1889
Land for sale!
Explore early real estate maps featuring suburban expansion and settlement in S-E Queensland.
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